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Bollingen Series #0076: Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy

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First published in 1951, Shamanism soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Romanian émigré--scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) surveys the practice of Shamanism over two and a half millennia of human history, moving from the Shamanic traditions of Siberia and Central Asia--where Shamanism was first observed--to North and South America, Indonesia, Tibet, China, and beyond. In this authoritative survey, Eliade illuminates the magico-religious life of societies that give primacy of place to the figure of the Shaman--at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, priest, mystic, and poet. Synthesizing the approaches of psychology, sociology, and ethnology, Shamanism will remain for years to come the reference book of choice for those intrigued by this practice.

Synopsis:

Shamanism is preeminently a religious phenomenon of Siberia and Central Asia; throughout this vast area, the magico-religious life of society centers on the figure of the shaman, at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, psychopomp, priest, mystic, and poet. The same phenomena and techniques occur elsewhere in Asia, in Oceania, in the Americas, and among the ancient Indo-European peoples.

Synopsis:

Writing as a historian of religion, Eliade synthesizes the approaches of psychology, sociology, and ethnology to study the figure of the shaman, at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, psychopomp, priest, mystic, and poet.

Description:

Bibliography: p. [513]-569.

Table of Contents

Forward to the 2004 Edition xi

Foreward xvii

Note on Othography xxix

CHAPTER 1: General Considerations. Recruiting Methods. Shamanism and Mystical Vocation 3

CHAPTER 2: Initiatory Sickness and Dreams 33

CHAPTER 3: Obtaining Shamanic Powers 67

CHAPTER 4: Shamanic Initiation 110

CHAPTER 5: Symbolism of the Shaman's Costume and Drum 145

CHAPTER 6: Shamanism in Central and North Asia: I. Celestial Ascents. Descents to the Underworld 181

CHAPTER 7: Shamanism in Central and North Asia: II. Magial Cures. The Shaman as Psychopomp 215

CHAPTER 8: Shamanism and Cosmology 259

CHAPTER 9: Shamanism in North and South America 288

CHAPTER 10: Southeast Asian and Oceanian Shamanism 337

CHAPTER 11: Shamanic Ideologies and Techniques among the Indo-Europeans 375

CHAPTER 12: Shamanic Symbolisms and Techniques in Tibet, China, and the Far East 428

CGAPTER 13: Parallel Myths, Symbols, and Rites 466

CHAPTER 14: Conclusion 495

Epilogue 508

List of Works Cited 513

Index 571

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691017792
Subtitle:
Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy
Translator:
Trask, Wiilard R.
Translator:
Trask, Wiilard R.
Author:
Doniger, Wendy
Author:
Eliade, Mircea
Author:
Trask, Willard
Translator:
Trask, Willard R.
Author:
Trask, Willard R.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Shamanism
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Asian and Asian American Studies
Subject:
Religion
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. and enl.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Mythos
Series Volume:
0076
Publication Date:
January 1964
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
630
Dimensions:
8.51x5.50x1.66 in. 1.61 lbs.

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Product details 630 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691017792 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Shamanism is preeminently a religious phenomenon of Siberia and Central Asia; throughout this vast area, the magico-religious life of society centers on the figure of the shaman, at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, psychopomp, priest, mystic, and poet. The same phenomena and techniques occur elsewhere in Asia, in Oceania, in the Americas, and among the ancient Indo-European peoples.
"Synopsis" by , Writing as a historian of religion, Eliade synthesizes the approaches of psychology, sociology, and ethnology to study the figure of the shaman, at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, psychopomp, priest, mystic, and poet.
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